Real McKenzies. Real Strike. Real Mayhem.


Tonight on the Mayhem Radio Broadcast I will be bringing you a live interview with Paul McKenzie of The Real McKenzies! We’ll be talking about their new release “Rats in the Burlap,” their upcoming tour, and more. This is the first time The Real McKenzies have appeared on Mayhem so I am extremely stoked.

However, I would like to mention there is something I’m not overly stoked about. In order to bring you tonight’s show I am going to have to cross a picket line. This is not something I like to do. CUPE 3903 which represents contract faculty and teaching assistants at York University is on strike. CHRY 105.5 FM stands in solidarity with the workers on the picket line which is why I will be doing my broadcast tonight despite the radio station being located on the other side of the picket line. Furthermore, we are an organization that is independent of the university itself. For more information on why this strike is going on you can click here. As a former York University student who was a student the last time a strike occurred I myself stand with the workers on the picket line.

Now that that’s covered, listen to Mayhem tonight from 8-9pm EST on CHRY 105.5 FM, online, TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973), or stream it later.


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Skullian Mayhem


…And I’m not talking about the gang from Police Academy. I’m talking about the band, from Toronto, who is turning 10 this year! My old pals, Skullians, are going to be stopping by Mayhem tomorrow to talk about their upcoming 10 year anniversary show, the history of the band, and more. There will no doubt be inappropriate jokes and Simpsons references abound. I would not have it any other way. Catch it live Wednesday night at 8pm EST on CHRY 105.5 FM. You can also tune in online, on TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973), or wait until it gets uploaded here (but we all know that can take awhile!)

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Afro-Punk and Rock Fest

This week on the Mayhem Radio Broadcast we are doing a couple of things. Or rather, I am doing a couple of things for you! If you caught last weeks episode you may have noticed I was one interview short from what I promised. So because of that, this time (for real), Mat from Rock Fest will be calling in to talk about this years festival. On top of that however (aside for a few RF and CanCon tracks) I will be dedicating the rest of the show to Afro-Punk. Since it is Afrikan Liberation Month and over at CHRY we are celebrating such an important month, this week we are going to hear from some influential, forgotten, and legendary Afro-Punk bands. Who is on the roster? Well let’s just say it won’t be pure hell while death is giving you bad brains and more… hint hint.

Listen live from 8-9 pm on CHRY 105.5 FM, online, TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973), or stream it sometime in the near future.

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This week’s Mayhem Radio Broadcast is bringing you a 2-for-1 deal. That’s 2 interviews for the price of 1. Considering that Mayhem is free I’d say that’s a pretty good deal! So this week we’ll be hearing from both Fat Wreck Chords newest band/release, toyGuitar, as well as from the people behind Rock Fest’s 10th anniversary. This is extra special because, well, for one toyGuitar has never been on Mayhem and for two this Wednesday is when the full line-up for this year’s Rock Fest is being released. There is going to be so much to talk about my head may just explode. Or your heads may explode. Or all our heads will explode together! It is going to get messy that is for certain. The madness…or mayhem if you will…all starts Wednesday at 8pm EST. Listen live to CHRY 105.5 FM in the GTA, online, or on TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973), or if you are patient enough you can catch the uploads later here.

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2003 - The Terror State 01

Back in 2003 Anti-Flag released an album called “The Terror State.” This album was special because it was the first new release from Anti-Flag that I had the chance to buy. Now it’s been 10+ years and Anti-Flag is currently touring the anniversary of the album. Why are they calling it a 10 year anniversary when the album is 12 years old? I have no idea. However, fortunately for you and I Chris #2 from Anti-Flag is going to be calling in to tomorrow’s show! Huzzah! We’re without a doubt going to find out the answer to that question and many more. I’m also going to spin some Brody Dalle solo stuff and maybe even some TV Freaks. Tune in from 8-9 pm EST tomorrow to catch it all like Pokémon or the flu! Listen to CHRY 105.5 FM, online, TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973), or stream it later.

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I think the last time I had Brutal Youth on the show the headline read “Brutal Mayhem,” so this just makes sense. Anyway, yes! Tomorrow on the Mayhem Radio Broadcast I will have the one and only Patty O’Lantern of Brutal Youth calling in. The man really needs no introduction…however, in case you’re wondering we’ll be chatting about Brutal Youth’s upcoming release, “Bottoming Out,” as well as their upcoming tour and other things. There will always be other things.

Also, I’ll be playing some Juno nominated music, as well as newish stuff from Pennywise and Comeback Kid. It’s not really that new…I’m just really behind. So listen to the madness live from 8-9pm EST to CHRY 105.5 FM in Toronto, online, on TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973), or stream it later.

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Whoa! It’s the first Mayhem of 2015!

That’s crazy! Take that in for a second. It’s 2015… 20 years ago was 1995…15 years ago was 2000. These are years I remember clearly and as if they were yesterday. Know what else feels like yesterday? 2009 — the year Mayhem was born. We’re almost in our 6th year now and that is mind blowing. Anyway, tomorrow is Mayhem Wednesday and as such you can tune in to CHRY 105.5 FM from 8-9pm EST to catch the show. For those of you who missed it, last week was the year end countdown for Mayhem. For those of you who tuned in you may have noticed that the top 3 songs or so did not get played. The thing about that is…there was a technical glitch and the pre-recorded show started late (yes, it was pre-recorded I had new years plans too you know…). However, the show has been online for a week and if you still haven’t managed to listen, shame on you. I forgive you though and you can check it out here. But if you can wait til tomorrow I will be spinning the top 3 songs of 2014 to make up for it.

Back to the matter at hand though. Tomorrow tune in and listen to the first show of the new year. I’ll be spinning some stuff from Brain Dead, Thulsa Doom, Kept, Jerry and the Final Thoughts and more. Catch it on CHRY 105.5 FM, online, on TV (Rogers 945/Bell Fibe 973) or save it for later.

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